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Mendocino Complex Fires Threatening Thousands Of Homes

03 August, 2018, 11:09 | Author: Lucille Rivera
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"I don't wish anyone to have to experience (it)". "I thought about being nervous about the home, but you can't replace life, you can replace stuff".

A helicopter carries water while battling the River Fire burning in Lakeport, California. While a few had left Monday morning, most evacuees were planning to stay due to ongoing mandatory evacuations for much of Lake County's western region.

"It's frightful", she told KPIX 5.

Less than three years later, Lytle found herself listening to scanner traffic Tuesday and fire-proofing her mother's new home as another wildfire advanced.

On Saturday, fire officials ordered evacuations.

On Highway 175 just west of town, firefighters have dug firebreak lines with heavy equipment in the hopes of slowing the raging wildfire.

So far 20,911 acres have burned in the River Fire with 5 percent containment and 35,076 have burned in the Ranch Fire.

Frank Williams, who managed to bring his dogs but had to leave his pet birds behind, was emotional when recalling how noisy the animals were when they arrived last Friday.

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The Lucerne and Paradise Valley areas, north of Clear Lake, east of the Ranch Fire, south of Bartlett Springs Road, west of Paradise Valley Drive.

The toll of devastation from one of the most brutal fires in California history rose Wednesday to more than 1,000 homes destroyed and nearly 200 damaged as a sprawling wildfire ignited by a spark from a towed vehicle grew to 180 square miles. Gas station owners in Lower Lake and Middletown mentioned that a surge of customers immediately following the evacuation orders Sunday afternoon had died down somewhat by Monday morning, but business remained high. Two other towns with about 5,000 people were also under mandatory evacuation.

Almost all mandatory evacuations and road closures remained in effect until further notice Monday for areas threatened by the Mendocino Complex fires, which doubled in size Sunday night as they engulfed swaths of Lake and Mendocino counties in flames, burning 56,000 acres and threatening more than 10,000 structures.

In Riverside County, east of Los Angeles, an arson fire that destroyed seven homes last week was 82 percent contained Monday. Weather conditions will continue to challenge firefighters as hot, dry and windy conditions persist. In all, some 10,000 people have been warned to flee, fire officials said.

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors will meet today at 9 a.m.to discuss the situation and the deceleration of a state of emergency in Mendocino County. The 285 inmates had been transferred to Alameda County, where Lake County Jail staff was attending to them.

"This was a seamless transfer and the inmates are safe at our jail", sheriff's officials said.

Thousands of structures have been destroyed and remain under threat as the wildfires in California continue to grow.

"We're concerned with individuals that have no family", Bosenko said. "It is our job to help them during this tragic time". "But the way things go, I'd rather not start over". I don't think it's going to come down to the lake.

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